Mandy McCutcheon Tops NRBC Non Pro Classic Preliminaries

The 2005 National Reining Breeders Classic kicked off Tuesday, April 19, with the Non Pro Classic Preliminaries where Mandy McCutcheon earned an early $6,442. Mandy, Pilot Point,The 2005 National Reining Breeders Classic kicked off Tuesday, April 19, with the Non Pro Classic Preliminaries where Mandy McCutcheon earned an early $6,442. Mandy, Pilot Point,

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The 2005 National Reining Breeders Classic kicked off Tuesday, April 19, with the Non Pro Classic Preliminaries where Mandy McCutcheon earned an early $6,442. Mandy, Pilot Point, Texas, led the field of 100 entries in the Non Pro division with a 220.5 riding Silk N Hollywood (Hollywood Dun It x Silk N Sable Pine), owned by Tim McQuay, and will be joined by 19 other Non Pro entries in the Finals scheduled for Friday, April 22, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

In the Intermediate Non Pro, Shannon Raymond, Ocala, Florida, led the field to earn the first-place Preliminary check worth $1,053. Shannon is riding Moonstone Mega (Marthas Mega Jac x My Lucky Moonstone) and posted a 219 for the win. Victoria Lambert, Hempstead, Texas, took first place in the Limited Non Pro Preliminaries riding Justa Little Twisted (Dun It With A Twist x Buco Little Bit). The duo marked a 216.5 in the pattern and earned $566.57 for the finish. Hesa Friendly (Hesa Smart Chic x Seduction) carried James T. Morgan, Pilot Point, Texas, to take the first-place Preliminary check in the Prime Time Non Pro division. A 216 -point run earned a go-round check worth $650.

The top 20 entries in each of the Non Pro divisions will return to the arena Friday, April 22, for the Finals where the NRBC Non Pro Champion will win more than $30,000. The NRBC continues at 8am Wednesday with the first section of Open Preliminaries.

The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just eight years, the NRBC has grown to include over 275 subscribed stallions and over 16,000 enrolled foals. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.